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Pub bombings: 'No principled objection' to new inquest

A barrister representing West Midlands Police has told a hearing that the force has "no principled objection" to the original inquest into the Birmingham pub bombings reopening.

A decision will be made by the Senior Coroner for Birmingham and Solihull later this month.

Calls for new memorial on anniversary of pub bombings

A memorial service has taken place to remember those killed and injured in the pub bombings in Birmingham 41 years ago today.

21 people died and hundreds were injured in the two bomb blasts, and no-one has been prosecuted for their involvement.

Today's service is also honouring those killed by terrorism around the world this year. Chris Halpin reports.


Pub bombing campaigners go to European Parliament

The long fight for justice for victims of the Birmingham Pub bombings continues and campaigners fighting for the case to be reopened were in Brussels today meeting members of the European Parliament.

Among them Julie Hambleton, who lost her 18-year-old sister Maxine in the attacks which killed 21 people in 1974. More than 40 years on the crime remains unsolved. Our political correspondent Alison Mackenzie reports

Pub bombing campaigners to stand at Euro Parliament

21 people died when two bombs went off in Birmingham in 1974 Credit: ITV News Central

The bereaved families of the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings will stand in front of European Parliament today as part of their campaign to have a fresh inquest into their deaths.

Earlier this month, campaigners from Justice 4 the 21 met with the Home Secretary, Theresa May to press for the release of classified files on the bombings, which were secured under a 75-year embargo in 1993.

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